http://redseacatechetics.com FIRST RECONCILIATION FIRST EUCHARIST Sacramental Preparation Kit

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| http://redseacatechetics.com | Red Sea Catechetics is developing faith formation programs that are engaging, hands-on, and visual. The It’s a Journey Sacramental Preparation Kit is based on a new curriculum model for faith formation designed specifically for this generation of visual and interactive learners.

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http://redseacatechetics.com FIRST RECONCILIATION FIRST EUCHARIST Sacramental Preparation Kit

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  2. 2. TMFIRST RECONCILIATION FIRST EUCHARISTSacramental Preparation Kit
  3. 3. TMA reusable classroom ready kit designed for this generation of visual and interactive learners
  4. 4. TM Kit includes everything the catechist needs to teach both sacraments – visuals, props, games, activities, and a Catechist Guide with walk through lesson plans explaining when and how to use each part of the kit. IN SERVICE DVD INCLUDEDintroduces the catechist to the program
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  6. 6. TM visual interactive hands on engaging faith buildingspecial needs inclusive with adaptive integration throughout classroom ready easy to use field proven reusable/cost effective bilingual
  7. 7. TMThe It’s a Journey theme interwoventhroughout the program helps childrenunderstand that they are on their ownspiritual journey, and helps them tosee the sacraments of Reconciliationand Eucharist as signs and instrumentsof God’s great love and provision forthem on this journey.
  8. 8. TMADAPTIVE INTEGRATION THROUGHOUTAdaptive integration throughout thecurriculum eliminates the need for aseparate program for children withspecial needs.Every prayer, game, and activity hasalready been adapted for children withautism and other special needs so theycan fully participate in sacramentalpreparation with their peers.
  9. 9. TM The Kit Includes…• Catechist Guide (with walk through lesson plans) • 30 Prayer cards for both sacraments – each• In Service DVD card includes adaptive version• 50+ extra large visuals (in spiral bound book) • 30 Take home Act of Contrition prayer cards –• 28 multisensory props each card includes adaptive version• Costumes for dramatization • 30 It’s a Journey Keepsake Banners for both• Learning and review games sacraments (with photo pocket) Banners hold• Hands-on relational learning activities weekly take home visuals for lesson review and family sharing• Short term behavioral games with incentives to help children focus • 30 It’s a Journey certificates for each sacrament• It’s a Journey pencils, stickers, and silly bandz as prizes and behavioral incentives • Each new kit contains consumables for a class of 30 children.• Practice hosts and communion cup• Eucharist vs. Ordinary Food visual activity to • PLUS a supplemental box of consumables is help children with special needs make that added to each new kit order at no extra important distinction charge.• 30 It’s a Journey Pillow Pouches (take home • I’m an It’s a Journey Catechist tee for the bedside examination of conscience) catechist
  10. 10. TMMore…Benefits for the Childrenvisual, interactive, engaging, hands-on, faith building,AND adaptive• Visual and relational presentation of all concepts – Original sin, free will, grace, conscience, and the Real Presence can be very abstract terms to a second grader when presented on the pages of a textbook. When these same concepts are presented visually and using relational activities, children are able to grasp theological truths that would otherwise be beyond their reach or interest.• Adaptive integration throughout - Children with special needs are included in every prayer, game, and activity.• Lessons include the questions children most frequently ask about the sacraments, such as “Why do we need to confess our sins to a priest?” – and common questions about the Real Presence.• Thought provoking questions and discussion are designed to help children recognize their need for the sacraments. and more…
  11. 11. TMMore…Benefits for the Catechist• Easy to use CLASSROOM READY Kit contains everything the catechist needs to fully engage the entire class. This feature saves hours of preparation time for the catechist and makes it easier to recruit and retain catechists who are often juggling work and family responsibilities.• In Service DVD and Catechist Guide with walk through lesson plans serve as powerful training tools for the catechist, making even new catechists more effective.• Developed and field proven by a catechist with 15+ years of experience• A single curriculum that meets the learning needs of every child in the class• Lesson plans include the reference paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as the USCCB documents and publications on which the material in each lesson is based. and more…
  12. 12. TMMore…Benefits for the DRE• Cost effective reusable classroom ready kit. Each new kit contains consumables for a class of 30 children.• PLUS a supplemental box of consumables is added to each new kit order at no extra charge.• Eliminates the need for a separate curriculum and classroom for children with special needs. They are able to fully participate in sacramental preparation with their peers.• In Service DVD and Catechist Guide with walk through lesson plans serve as powerful training tools, making even new catechists more effective.• Kit contains everything the catechist needs to fully engage the entire class. Saves hours of preparation time and makes it easier to recruit and retain catechists.
  13. 13. TM First Reconciliation Scope and SequenceLESSON 1 WHAT ARE SACRAMENTS AND WHY DO WE NEED THEM?(CCC 55, 381, 388-390, 398, 404-405, 407, 410, 416-418, 1116, 1123, 1129, 1426, 1474, 1730, 2021, 2024)Naaman Needs God’s Help II Kings 5:1-14• The necessity of the sacraments – the story of Naaman from the Old Testament is used to dramatically illustrate our need for the Church and the sacraments• The relationship between the Fall of mankind and God’s sacramental plan for our redemption in Christ• Original sin, grace, free will• The Act of ContritionLESSON 2 WHY DO WE NEED THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION?(CCC 1129, 1426, 1439, 1474, 1496, 1850, 1853, 1855, 1865, 1871, 2021)The Forgiving Father (The story of the prodigal son) Luke 15:11-24• Sin in thought, word, and action – why God cares about our thoughts, how they can lead us to sin, and what we can do about it• Mortal and venial sin – mortal sin visually portrayed as a u turn in our journey, venial as branches off the road, which, if taken too lightly, can lead to bad habits, and eventually lead to mortal sin• God’s love and willingness to forgive us is illustrated with the story of the Prodigal Son• The meaning of the words of the Act of Contrition
  14. 14. TM First Reconciliation Scope and SequenceLESSON 3 HOW DO WE PREPARE FOR THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION?(CCC 981, 1114, 1116, 1269, 2055)The Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven Matthew 16:19, The Two Great Commandments Mark 12:29-31, The Ten CommandmentsExodus 20:2-17• The Two Great Commandments, the Ten Commandments, and the examination of conscience• The sacraments as “keys” to the kingdom of heaven, given to the Church by Christ for our salvation (Why we confess our sins to the priest)• The story of Naaman reviewed to show parallels between his healing and our need for the sacraments• Father Damien’s Confession – a story about the importance of going to confession• The seal of confessionLESSON 4 HOW DO WE SHOW GOD WE ARE TRULY SORRY FOR OUR SINS?(CCC 1442,1449, 1459, 1494)Zacchaeus is Truly Sorry for His Sins Luke 19:1-10• Contrition, penance, and absolution as illustrated in the story of Zacchaeus• The celebration in heaven when we become reconciled to God
  15. 15. TM L First Reconciliation Scope and SequenceLESSON 5 HOW THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION HELPS US(CCC 1468, 1776-1778, 1795, 1847)The Apostle Peter is Sorry Matthew 26:69-75, John 21:15-19• Contrition, confession, penance, and absolution bring inner peace• The Apostle Peter Is Sorry – how the Sacrament of Reconciliation gives us a new start• God’s love and willingness to forgive usLESSON 6 IT’S A JOURNEY(CCC 381, 2012, 2014-2015, 2055, 2842-2845)Joseph Forgives His Brothers Genesis 37:12-3, 45:4-11• Becoming more like Jesus is a journey• The sacraments help us on our journey• God forgives us and wants us to forgive others – the Old Testament story of Joseph and his brothers as an example of forgiving others• The Sheet Story – God rewards a peacemaker
  16. 16. TM First Eucharist Scope and SequenceLESSON 1 WHAT IS THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST, AND WHY DO WE NEED IT?(CCC 310, 1129, 1131, 1212, 1373-1381)The Last Supper Matthew 26:26-29• The Body and Blood of Christ under the appearances of bread and wine• Jesus in the Eucharist as the spiritual food and drink for our journey• The necessity of the sacraments on our spiritual journey• The sign and effect of each sacramentLESSON 2 HOW IS OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY LIKE THE JOURNEY OF GOD’S PEOPLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT?Part 1: (CCC 608, 1150-1152, 1334-1340)The Passover Exodus 12:1-32• The story of the Exodus - parallels to our spiritual journey• The slavery in Egypt• The Passover lambLESSON 3 HOW IS OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY LIKE THE JOURNEY OF GOD’S PEOPLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT?Part 2: (CCC 608, 1150-1152, 1334-1340)The Manna in the Wilderness Exodus 16:14-15• The Eucharist as a sacrifice• The Eucharist as a meal• The manna
  17. 17. TM First Eucharist Scope and SequenceLESSON 4 WHY WE CELEBRATE THE MASS(CCC 1323, 1337, 1341-1343, 1377-1379, 1409, 1413)The Consecration and Real Presence Matthew 26:26-29, Do This in Memory of Me Luke 22:19• The first Mass• Jesus, our Passover• The Eucharist as a memorial• The Consecration, the Real Presence, and TransubstantiationLESSON 5 HOW WE CELEBRATE THE MASS(CCC 1190, 1193, 1335, 1353, 1365, 2190-2192)The Wedding at Cana John 2:1-10• The Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist• Sunday is the Lord’s DayLESSON 6 IT’S A JOURNEY(CCC 1150-1152, 1391-1395)I Am the Bread of Life John 6:48-51• Becoming more like Jesus is a journey• How the Sacrament of the Eucharist helps us• The Eucharistic fast• The examination of conscience before Holy Communion
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